Together with the University of Gothenburg, Universeum is investing in learning through data visualisation and through a newly established professorship in education pedagogy.
A new professorship for a new era
This newly established professorship connects pedagogical research with learning environments, programmes and the very latest technology in digitalisation and AI at Universeum. With the power of the University of Gothenburg’s internationally leading research in both pedagogy and digitalisation, we bring about great opportunities to contribute to the development of learning in technology, natural sciences and mathematics.
The purpose of the professorship is to promote learning technology in children and young people, science and mathematics at Universeum and at the same time conduct research on data visualisation and learning. This means that for the first time, the Science Centre will receive applied research on site.
The professorship is closely linked to Universeum’s major investment in digitalisation and visualisation technology. This big investment becomes particularly clear in the visualisation dome and the public visualisation lab that are just being built. At the same time, these and other environments become the place for visitors’ experiences and applied research.
– It will be cool. The digital technique gives us amazing opportunities to design for a experiential learning. But the technique has now value on it’s own. The most interesting is how it can help the humanity and contribute to learning.
The professorship is a joint initiative of the University of Gothenburg and Universeum. This has been made possible by the FRF-stiftelsen, the Foundation Herman Kreftings Stiftelse för Astma och Allergiforskning, the Foundation IngaBritt och Arne Lundbergs Forskningsstiftelse, the Foundation Kungliga och Hvitfeldtska stiftelsen and the Foundation Stiftelsen Mary von Sydows donationsfond, which have joined forces and jointly donated funds.
The professorship is part of Universeum’s major investment in digitalisation and is part of our development programme with sights set on a next generation science centre. Together, these initiatives promote several other research areas, such as medicine, pedagogy and sustainable development.